THABAZIMBI – The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture in conjunction with the Waterberg District and Thabazimbi Local Municipalities organized the Sports for Women competition on 21 November 2009 at Thaba Park Sportsground.
More than 200 women and girls participants across Waterberg District competed in four different sporting codes namely, soccer, netball, basketball and volley ball.
These games form part of the Department’s drive to engage more women to take part in a number of sporting activities. It is more likely for sport to become part of their lives if the momentum is sustained through a period of time. This year’s Women in Sport celebration was aimed at reminding women to stay active and healthy.
The purpose of these games is to educate and promote awareness of different sporting codes so that women can have their own choice of sports they want to engage in and also to establish and create an environment for the identifying and nurturing of sport talent for women.
Mookgopong team was crowned the champions for ladies soccer; Bela-Bela won both the netball and volley ball. The sports competition was attended by among others officials from both Waterberg and Thabazimbi Municipalities, local SAFA committee members, Sports Council members, Mr Willie Sexwale (Deputy Manager from Department of Sport, Arts and Culture), councilors and officials from Department of Sport, Art and Culture in Waterberg District.